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Case with a lot of harddrive bays. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by afen, 17 Jun 2007.

  1. afen

    afen cyb0r p1mp

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    Since i bought my pc in 2001, the only upgrades it's gotten is a lot of harddrives. I'm now considering to upgrade my computer, and I wonder if you guys have any suggestions about cases. It needs to be in aluminium and have minium 8 HDD bays.
     
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  3. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Coolermaster Stacker will deal with up to 16 hard disks if you relocate the front panel bit which takes up a 5.25" bay, or if you don't it'll do around 14 IIRC.
     
  4. Guest-23315

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    Lian Li PC-343 18x 5.25" drive bays.

    Lian Li V-2000/2100 12x 3.5" drive bays.
     
  5. Hazardous

    Hazardous New Member

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    I agree. The Coolermaster Stacker is probably gonna be yer best option for a case with lots of HDD bays ;)

    But do you really need to have all the HDD's fitted internally? Why not just stick some of them in [multi-bay] external enclosures :idea:
     
  6. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Coolermaster Stacker would be my choice
    A mess on your desk? or just saving the room?
     
  7. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    for the amount you'd spend on a stacker you might be better off to just buy a couple 500gb drives and get rid of the smaller ones.

    unless you need a new case anyways
     
  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    a Stacker or a Lian-Li 343 with lots of 4/5-in-3s is your best bet

    Alternatively the lian-li full towers fit 12 internally if you dont fancy the idea of having them in the front 5.25 bays
     
  9. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom New Member

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  10. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

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    Seconded.
     
  11. Techno-Dann

    Techno-Dann Disgruntled kumquat

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    Lian-Li V-2000. 12 hard drives without touching your 5 1/4" bays, and with 3-to-4 adaptors, you can get 20 hard drives in and still have space for a CD-ROM. And it looks fabulous as well.

    (And the stacker is steel, not aluminum like the OP wants)
     
  12. identikit

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    It's all about being resourceful...
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  13. lamboman

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    I see 24 hard drives lol. How much storage?
     
  14. identikit

    identikit Active Member

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    No idea, I saw that PC posted ages ago. Guessing not much storage as it's old. Although I do know someone with 24 750Gb HDDs, the gigs lost by allocation and lies is around 500!
     
  15. ConKbot of Doom

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    a terabyte :lol:

    EDIT: found this... online from days past...
    http://www.g4tv.com/screensavers/features/38895/Build_a_Terabyte_System.html

    how to make a terabyte system with 8 drives in 1 computer... :hehe: granted my 1.2 tb storage server has 6 drives in it, 1 is the system drive which I dont count towards the space, 1 is a hot spare, and 1 is taken up by the raid5 parity. :p
     
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